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Not made partner this time? Here’s what to do next.

If you are reading this article because you’ve been unsuccessful in the partnership vote, then I feel for you. You are probably feeling pretty raw right now, even if it’s not a total surprise.  In this article, based on an extract from ‘Poised for partnership’, I look at  what you need to do to get back into the […]


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Deloitte Wins Audit Innovation of the Year Award

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager.

Deloitte’s commitment to excellent quality in the auditing profession  has been recognized with International Accounting Bulletin’s prestigious “Audit Innovation of the Year” award. The award  was presented  in London recently at the International Accounting Bulletin Forum & Awards. Jon Raphael is Chief Innovation Officer, Deloitte & Touche LLP, and he answered some questions on how […]


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WEISERMAZARS’ STUDY SEES U.S. FOOD AND BEVERAGE INDUSTRY GROWTH

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

WeiserMazars LLP, recently released its third annual U.S. Food & Beverage Industry Study. New customers, improving  sales performance  and new products are expected to boost sales an average of 18% in 2015. This  compares with a 13% increase last year. Louis J. Biscotti, Partner & National Director of WeiserMazars’ Food & Beverage Practice, answered […]


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Latest Accenture Contract Marks Final Phase Of DEAMS Development

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Todd Cameron

Accenture Federal Services has secured a 30-month, $73 million contract to complete the Air Force’s financial management system. The Defense Enterprise Accounting and Management System (DEAMS) integrates data and processes across USAF, U.S. Transportation Command and the Defense Finance and Accounting Service. We talked with Todd Cameron, a managing director at Accenture who […]


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PwC to offer landmark benefit aimed at reducing student debt

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager.

With the United States  facing a college debt crisis of $1.3 trillion in outstanding student loans and 40 million Americans weighed down with these debts, PwC has announced a benefit for its people whereby qualified associates and senior associates could get  $1200/yr  for up to six years to help with college loans. Tom Codd, PwC […]


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A PwC Blueprint For CEO and Executive Succession

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager.

CEOs and CHROs and boards need to ensure companies thrive in today’s dynamically changing landscape by placing the right talent  at the top. PwC sees regulatory scrutiny, changing customer expectations and disruptive technologies necessitating  executive teams that can respond to these challenges and “Building the bench:  Strategic planning for CEO and executive succession,” […]


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WeiserMazars and Ford Get Cool In Israel

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager
WeiserMazars is getting ready to participate in a 24-hour challenge whereby individuals, entrepreneurs and app development teams will be tasked with creating new software and innovative ideas for Ford’s award-winning in-car connectivity system, SYNC. The first-ever Ford SYNC® AppLink™ Developer Challenge in Tel Aviv is to be held on October 11-12 and Jules S. Reich, […]


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What is more important; your personal or business case for partnership?

You will often hear people talking about constructing a business case for partnership. Actually in reality, you need to put together both a business case and a personal case.  What is the difference between your personal case and business case for partnership? Some firms will split the two of these up within the partnership admissions process. However, whenever you are pitching […]


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WEISERMAZARS HAS SOME NAMES IN THE NEWS

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

WeiserMazars LLP recently announced Richard Bloom, Dennis Cancellarich, Ira Cooperman, Jerome Devillers, Pierre-Marie Lagnaud, George Parker and Anthony Stranix were named Equity Partners and Debra Bornstein was named Equity Principal. The changes took effect Sept 1st.

Richard Bloom, CPA, PFS, MST, is based in the New Jersey office. Formerly a Non-Equity Partner at the firm, he […]


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Balancing Female Leadership And Having Children

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager.
Suz (Graf) O’Donnell is a leadership coach, personal branding strategist, management consult, workshop leader, and keynote speaker. Her past career choices include a period of time with Accenture, Capgemini and Ernst & Young.

Suz (Graf) O’Donnell

Most recently, her new ebook, The Career- Family Formula: Three Steps Female Leaders Must Take When Planning A Family, tackles […]


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How Great Leaders Avoid The Groupthink Bog

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

“The further up the ladder you go, the easier it is to get isolated and surround yourself with people that tell you what you want to hear. I’ve always believed you’re better off as a leader surrounded by people who disagree with you.”

This from John Addison, the President and CEO of Addison Leadership Group. One […]


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The KPMG Vantage App Unravels The Complex in Cyberspace

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Brian Miske, Chief Marketing Officer at KPMG, starts off a recent conversation about KPMG Vantage, an interactive publication for iPad, with a few refrains that are heard more and more as business loses itself in the world of everything digital.

“Change is imminent and our audiences both internally and externally are really short for time and […]


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WeiserMazars Bolsters Health Care Practice

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

WeiserMazars LLP, a leading accounting, tax and advisory services firm, recently announced the addition of  Jonathan Stomberger as a Principal in the Health Care Consulting Practice. He will be based out of the Pennsylvania office, significantly growing the firm’s local presence as well as its overall health care  capabilities. Stomberger, a Certified Change […]


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Todd A. Heckman Joins WeiserMazars

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

WeiserMazars LLP, a leading accounting, tax and advisory services firm, recently announced the addition of Todd A. Heckman as a Principal in the Management Consulting Practice. Todd has more than 20 years of management consulting and business transformation experience in a wide range of industries, with particular focus on health care, higher education, and not-for-profit […]


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KPMG’s Insights into Canadian Banking looks at accelerated transformation

By Rob Starr Big4.com Content Manager

In today’s modern digital world, any financial institution that wants to stay solvent and increase their profitability needs to have an eye on cyberspace. This is especially true when it comes to customer loyalty and retention and breaking through traditional barriers by embracing technology and big data capabilities in this area is one of the […]


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